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Cocoa & Cram Schedule Below

Date: 12/8/2016
Location: CVCHS
Boys Frosh Basketball @ Stuart Hall San Francisco

Date: 12/8/2016, 3:30 PM
Location: Stuart Hall San Francisco, ER: 2:00 PM
Boys Varsity Basketball @ De La Salle (Chris Vonture Classic)

Date: 12/8/2016, 3:30 PM
Location: De La Salle, ER: 2:00 PM
V Girls Basketball @ Amador Valley

Date: 12/8/2016, 4 PM
Location: Amador Valley ER 1:45 PM
Girls Basketball American High JV Tourney

Date: 12/8/2016, 4:30 PM
Location: Fremont ER 2:15 PM Thursday
Boys JV Basketball @ Stuart Hall San Francisco

Date: 12/8/2016, 5 PM
Location: Stuart Hall
Frosh Football Banquet

Date: 12/8/2016, 6:30 PM
Location: MU
Boys Varsity Basketball @ De La Salle (Chris Vonture Classic)

Date: 12/9/2016
Location: De La Salle
Cocoa & Cram Schedule Below

Date: 12/9/2016
Location: CVCHS
JV Girls Soccer @ Freedom

Date: 12/9/2016, 4 PM
Location: Freedom ER 2 PM

From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

“Giving Thanks”

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

~~Mitch Albom, Author, Screenwriter, Musician

One of the rewards as CVCHS’ Executive Director is receiving positive feedback from our parents and our community.  Encouraging letters, emails and phone calls from parents excited about their student’s experience at our school provides a reminder of our worthy cause, as we create purpose and meaning in the lives of our CVCHS students and their families.

It’s a testament of our defined “Good to Great” principles and the commitment of our staff, teachers, coaches and counselors who view every student as an individual worthy of attention and success.  

All too often, our society focuses too much on the negative aspects of life.  We’re quick to judge others on what we read on social media or heard in our peer circles.  Sure life has many challenges – but it’s important that we recognize and applaud those individuals who are having positive impacts in our students’ lives.  

I’d like to share one such email with permission granted from Jen Lauricella, a parent of a freshman student athlete, who took the time to share her son’s personal growth in our outstanding football program.  He’s a great kid and a great team player!  CVCHS is proud of all our students and their dedication to our school community.  
 
“I've been meaning to write this for several weeks and am just getting around to it now at the end of the season. I was VERY hesitant to let Lucas play football. Last year he played for the Jr. Eagles for the first time and loved it. I begrudgingly agreed to let him do freshman football this year. I was worried about injuries and the number of kids on the freshman team. 

I wanted to say I am absolutely delighted with the football program. I am shocked but I was won over by the fabulous coaches. Coach Sione Finau and his entire coaching staff including Scott Chrisco, Kyle Behmlander, Mark Hicks, Pat Davis and Ernie Acebo are amazing. Our kids have done lots of different sports for many years and I have never seen a group of more talented, dedicated, fair and inspiring coaches. They are tough on the boys when they need to be and build them up when they need to give them encouragement. They are teaching this crazy amount of boys how to behave like men on and off the field. I have loved their emphasis on academics and respect and I can honestly say any kid on this team is blessed to have these men in their lives. Lucas is not a football starter but no matter what amount of time he is able to play in a game, he is thrilled with the opportunity to play for any amount of time for these coaches because of the positive influence they have had and instilled a love of the game.

As a parent, it's tough when kids get older because they no longer want to hear what Mom and Dad have to say. I feel very fortunate that Lucas has these men as role models for the type of person he'd like to be.”

And Jen’s email is not an anomaly along with the hundreds of other parents who share positive experiences. Regardless if it’s an academic or personal growth achievement, CVCHS is a special place for our students.  I owe a great amount of our success to our professional and caring staff and I want to say “Thank You for all you do each and every day for our students!”  It’s the real reason why CVCHS has quickly developed a reputation as one of the great charter schools in California with tremendous academic achievement results, safe school environment, and outstanding athletic and visual and performing arts programs.  

This Thanksgiving season, we at Clayton Valley have much to be thankful for . . .
 
I thank you for devoting yourself to loving others, devoting yourself to your community around you, and devoting yourself to something that gives you purpose and meaning.  I encourage you to think of those who have made an impact in your life and take the time to personally thank them today.

            “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from
            another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
            of those who have lighted the flame within us.” 

           ~~ Albert Schweitzer


“Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!”

In Your Service,
David Linzey
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Welcome

Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.


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Attendance
and ADA

School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!


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News and Announcements

IT'S TIME FOR COCOA & CRAM

Need some additional help as we head into Finals Week? Pick your subject and day or join us for all subjects! For all the details and a list of what subjects are on what day, click the link above.

INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ACADEMIES AND HOW TO APPLY??

Are you a new or incoming student for the 2017-2018 school year? Please join us on December 1st at 7:00PM in the Multi-Use Room for information about the different Academies, how to apply and important dates. For information about each of the different Academies at CVCHS, please click the link above.

CVCHS IS NOW OFFERING AFTER-SCHOOL STUDENT TUTORING!

Our student tutoring program is underway in C - 5 Monday - Friday for 1 hour each day after school. A group of exceptional students have been selected to provide peer tutoring for this school year. Please click above for all the details and to sign up!

KHAN ACADEMY AT CVCHS

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. In the beginning, Khan Academy offered videos mostly about mathematics. Khan Academy now offers courses about history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, cosmology, American civics, art history, economics, music, computer programming and computer science. There are more than 5,000 courses in all, for grades 6 - 12 as of 2015. Please click the link above for all the information.

OVERFLOW PARKING AT BOATWRIGHT FOR CVCHS STUDENTS NOW AVAILABLE!!

Are you interested in driving to school this year but didn't get a parking spot? This year CVCHS is working with the City of Concord to provide overflow parking at Boatwright Fields! For all the information on where to go, how to register, etc. please click the link above. Happy parking!

DR. BILL DAGGETT SPEAKS ON RIGOR, RELEVANCE AND RELATIONSHIPS AT CVCHS!

Do great teachers inspire great students? They certainly do. And nowhere is this more evident than Clayton Valley Charter High School. Prior to the opening week of school, our staff participated in a special professional development program hearing from one of the nation’s leading experts in education, Dr. Bill Daggett. His system for Effective Instruction and Rigor/Relevance framework is the cornerstone of our 2011 charter conversion. To hear Dr. Daggett in action, click the link above.

UNDERSTANDING ACHIEVE 3000 AND LEXILE READING LEVELS

Are you curious about the new literacy program at CVCHS? Achieve3000® believes that every student — mainstream, English language learners, special needs and gifted alike — can reach higher. That all students have the ability to improve their reading and writing. And that with this ability, they have the means to master the curriculum...to meet the standards set by Common Core...to be prepared for college and career.

THE CVCHS WEBSTORE HAS A NEW LOOK!

Attention Families! The Clayton Valley Charter High School Web Store has been updated with a new look! This update will allow you to browse the store relying on images rather than text. Also, the Web Store now accepts electronic check payments, or eCheck! This new feature enables you to complete transactions with your checking or savings account. For all the information please click above.

WHO'S GOT THE #1 MASCOT IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA?? WE DO!!

Aceable, a teen drivers ed company, has released their ranking of the best high school mascots in California. From a long list of 4,495 institutions, mascots were ranked by originality, creativity and historical significance. Did your school make the cut, they asked?

Well, yes, as a matter of fact, we did. And we're number one! When it comes to academics, athletics, music, the arts, or even mascots, CVCHS stands out as a great school. We're Ugly and proud of it!

For all the details, click the link above. Go Uglies!

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

"When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive."

Chief Seattle
Leader Of The Suquamish And Duwamish Native American Tribes


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